Doctor says New Jersey "misguided" to limit G-forces

Posted Monday, September 16, 2002 5:00 AM | Contributed by cobra1562

As New Jersey's G-force limitation law goes into effect, many doctors still say that there is no proven link between the forces and brain injuries. One doctor goes as far as to say that New Jersey was "misguided" in passing the law, and shoud have done their own research.

Read more from the Associated Press via WPVI/Philadelphia.

Monday, September 16, 2002 5:53 AM
I saw this article in my newspaper yesterday, and though I continue to think that New Jersey was dead wrong about the regulations (see the "seat plop" comment), I continue to be heartened by the fact that more and more, the beauty of common sense supports our cause. I think it's just a matter of time before a majority of this whole thing blows over -- in New Jersey, anyhow.

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Monday, September 16, 2002 6:01 AM
I agree Davie, this is just a fire Markey is wanting to fuel so he can try and look good. New Jersey just happen to fall for this suckers idea.
Monday, September 16, 2002 7:16 AM

Tolerance to G-forces is a matter of time as well as G-forces. I do like the flopping down in a chair analogy though. The far greater threat for brain injuries on coasters is head banging on OTSRs which can result in much higher accelerations to you your head than the basic coaster ride.

Currently the New Jersey law is not going to affect anything. The New Jersey law/regualtion is a problem mainly as precedent.

Does anyone know somewhere where I can find the full text of the regulation? I'd really like to see what it actually says.

Monday, September 16, 2002 7:30 AM

As the old saying goes, "New Jersey, where the weak are killed and eaten"...I say we find Markey and teach him a little good old Jersey hospitality. Heh Heh Heh...;)

Seriously though, it's only a matter of time before this will have an effect on a proposed coaster, likely one we'll be really psyched over.

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Monday, September 16, 2002 11:36 AM
My question now is, with this law in effect, could it be considered un constitutional? I don't see any reason why some court couldn't overrule this case. In Greece two weeks ago, they banned All Electronic gaming. Now its been deemed unconstitutional. I'm not a lawyer.... yet, but if we have any on this board I would love to hear what you have to say on this matter.
Monday, September 16, 2002 12:58 PM

I'm not a lawyer but I sincerely doubt the G-force law could be ruled unconstitutional any more than saftey-belt laws or speed limits. The law targets the right problem (saftey on amusement park rides) but fails to target the cause (inadequate training, poor maintenance, operator error, rider error, etc..)

Monday, September 16, 2002 1:56 PM
This is just my opinion, but there are a lot more things that Congressmen and such can focus on than Amusement Park rides these days. I am sure they could care less about our safety. They are more focused on earning a big fat pay check or being re-elected. Just my thoughts.

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Monday, September 16, 2002 2:02 PM
I'm going to be more careful when I sit down. PLOP!

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Monday, September 16, 2002 9:33 PM
Next thing you know Markey is going to try to set regulations on how fast you can sit down in your chair.

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